Continuing with Apocalypse 9, 1-11.
Previously, “The Fifth Trumpet“, we looked at the second Fallen Star of Chapter 9, considering if it may be applied to Pope Paul VI. Although earlier commentators applied this prophecy to the arch-heretic Martin Luther, 500 years have passed since Martin Luther, and at this time, the figure of the Fallen Star of Chapter 9 appears most appropriate to Pope Paul VI for the reasons which we brought out in our last post. Martin Luther did immense harm to the Faith. However, the Catholic Church maintained her integrity despite his assaults; whereas, under the two Fallen Stars of Chapters 8 and 9, that is, Pope John XXIII and Paul VI, the Church has been ravaged by the enemy within, betrayed by her very “Holy Fathers”.Looking at Apocalypse 9 in the light of the message of Fatima: In our earlier post, “Fatima, Vatican II and the Chastisement 2″, we posited that the Fallen Star, Wormwood, refers to the disobedient Pope John XXIII. This unfortunate man refused to obey the requests of Christ and His Mother and consequently brought a spiritual darkness and disorientation upon the Church from which she has not been able to recover. The Second Vatican Council, which Pope John XXIII so proudly convened has failed by every measure to bring the spiritual renewal he boasted of. Indeed, it has been an unmitigated disaster, or more precisely, chastisement. It cannot be remedied until the Pope and Bishops of the Church obey God’s command, given by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima and emphasised by our Lord Jesus Christ in His apparition to Sister Lucia in Rianjo. (“How Long, O Lord, How Long?“)
In our last post, we began considering the locusts, those apocalyptic monsters which have intrigued every generation for two millenia. The most popular theory of recent times has been to identify them with the muslim hordes, which do lend themselves to such speculation. Archbishop Fulton Sheen also believed that this was appropriate as we related in an earlier post, “Our Lady of Fatima and Islam” . As did Father Herman Bernard Kramer in his Book of Destiny. However, this popular premise is wrong, as we shall see.
Let’s recap: The Fallen Star was given a key, with which he opened the bottomless pit. The smoke of the pit arose, darkening the sun, and out of the smoke came locusts. As noted previously, the darkness of the sun is a spiritual disorientation, another reference to the post-conciliar church. The locusts could not harm any green thing, but only harm “men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads”. The reference to not harming “any green thing” refer to being unable to harm those with living faith, that is, truly faithful Catholics. The scripture further states that the locusts cannot kill the men, but shall torment them five months with the torment of a scorpion when he strikes a man.
That description simply cannot stretch to fit the muslim terrorists, who actually do murder Christians, not merely harm them. And in contrast to the locusts, who are only allowed to attack men who are not marked with the sign of God, muslims specifically target Christians for death. And so we ask, who are the locusts?
Fifty years after Vatican II it is quite clear that the apocalyptic locusts are the modernists who have infested the Church since Vatican II established them in all the seats of power. They target their poison on faithful Catholics. Attacking the very roots of the faith. They have run the Church since they grasped the reins of power in the initial phases of Vatican II. Let’s review the description of these locusts again:
 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle: and on their heads were, as it were, crowns like gold: and their faces were as the faces of men.  And they had hair as the hair of women; and their teeth were as lions:  And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots and many horses running to battle.  And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months. And they had over them  A king, the angel of the bottomless pit; whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek Apollyon; in Latin Exterminans.
Father Kramer notes “The smoke ascending out of the abyss is not a swarm of locusts, but as it comes in contact with conditions on the surface it produces locusts, it is their efficient cause. …When the smoke rose from the pit, there was something present on earth*, which being touched by the smoke produced these monstrous locusts. …
They seem to increase in numbers as long as the smoke ascends out of the pit. The smoke spreads over some parts of the earth for the Seer beholds the locusts coming out of the smoke and over-running regions not enveloped in smoke. The influence that ascends from the abyss produces the locusts and confers on them a power like that of scorpions. The word “power”, , . primarily means regal “authority”, the right to exercise some magisterial office over others.”
Father Kramer explains that in Scripture, “Our Lord associates scorpions with the activity of Satan (Luke X. 19) (See Ecclus. XXXIX. 36)… This figure alludes to Joel (II. 1 ff) where the oncoming Babylonian armies are described as locusts in language similar to our text. They killed all the wicked in Israel who did not have the sign of God on their foreheads (Ez. IX. 6). The effect of this woe will then be somewhat similar to that of the Babylonian war. It will clear out of the Church, as far as it spreads, all the faithless and unregenerate in heart, will purify the faithful, strengthen them and arouse new zeal and activity in the Church.”
The wording of the passage indicates that the locusts wear, “as it were, crowns like gold”, meaning, resembling gold, not actually gold. The passage indicates that they use their power deceitfully, usurping more power and using it to mislead the faithful. The modernists infesting the Church proclaimed that the Council was merely “Pastoral” and yet they have treated it as though every bit was infallible doctrine. They forced a new “Mass” on the faithful, deceptively claiming that the true Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was abrogated when it never was. The lying tyranny of the the usurpers of the Faith after Vatican II is the arrogant deceit of these locusts.
These locusts have hair like women. “This has since antiquity been the symbol of voluptuousness, effeminacy and vainglory. It is an external trait of the inner character. Though they have the reasoning power of men, their nature is weak, and they are swayed like women by sentimental considerations. The motives of their actions are sensual pleasure and vainglory. They are devoid of the manly strength of character or chivalry of mediaeval knights. They are cruel yet have not the other qualifications of lions but only the teeth to lacerate defenseless victims. They are bold, self-assertive, malicious and treacherous. This alludes again to Joel (I. 6). These monsters are thus a composite of man and woman, …”
“They meditate and plan evil; they give themselves up to sensuality and vainglory and listen only to sentimental pleas; they destroy the institutions and means of sanctification and terrorize people into subjection, and they lacerate all who do not submit to their tyranny and bring those who do submit into the utmost misery.” (Fr. Kramer, “The Book of Destiny”)
The remaining description of the locusts:
“ And they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was as the noise of chariots and many horses running to battle.  And they had tails like to scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months.”
The iron breastplates denotes that they are impervious to reason or logic. Fr. Kramer states that this “noise” signifies great power of propaganda. The modernists who infest our Magisterium control the narrative. They control the media and academe and have successfully perverted the meanings of most of the words used to discuss the dogma and practice of the faith. Consider the corruption of the essential terms, “Mercy” or “infallibility”.
The locusts have tails like scorpions with which to sting men. Father Sylvester Berry tells us of this passage, “The scorpion-like sting is a symbol of heresy that stings and poisons the soul. Its location in the tail signifies deceit and hypocrisy.” … “The tail is the symbol of lying, hypocrisy and false doctrines. The poisonous sting in the tails of these monsters aptly represents sophistry, cunning, deceit and the false conclusions which propagators of heresy draw from Scripture and from the teachings of the Church, by which they mislead their victims …” “According to the Greek text, the sting of the locusts is to impose injustice on their victims.” (Kramer, The Book of Destiny) This too, squares with the modernists, just think Walter Kasper, Hans Kung; these apostates have stolen the faith away from millions of Catholics, and are done yet.
In verse 5, we are told that, “It was given them … that they should torment (men) five months.” Then, in verse 10, this is repeated, “and their power was to hurt men five months.” The repetition is noteworthy. Fr. Kramer interprets this “five months” passage as referring to inflicting a spiritual torment on faithless Catholics, a kind of pang of conscience which lasts a period of time, after which the afflicted person simply settles down into a numb apostasy. That is certainly possible. But then he remarks about the use of the number five. Here is his relevant passage:
“The figure 5 is frequently used without a special reason to make the narrative more concrete (Mt. XXV. 15, “Five talents”, Lc. XII. 6, “Five sparrows”, 52, “five in one house”). After some time the apostate will become callous to the sting of conscience, soothe the wounds made by the gnawing worm by lazily submitting to the decrees of fate and grow satisfied with his spiritual status. And then he will even defend his deliberations and actions.”
Father here is attempting to fit the prophecy to his stated understanding of Chapter 9, that is, that the Fallen Star was Martin Luther and the locusts are all the vicious heretics spawned from his revolution. Hence, those who defected from the true faith initially felt pangs of conscience, but then settled into protestant heresy and eventually defended their heresy as the truth, becoming rabidly anti-Catholic. He remarks, “The ‘five months’ could be distorted to mean five centuries, but such a view would be unreal and fantastic.”
Five hundred years have passed since Luther’s revolution. And just 50 years since Vatican II. I believe that the Holy Ghost, by emphasising the number five was indicating 50 years of modernism, after which the Church either throws it off, rejecting it for the evil it is, or settles down into total apostasy of the faith. Today we are at that point, with the majority of lower case c catholics anesthetized and basically comfortable in their protestantised “faith”, while a small but growing, fiery remnant of the true Faith fight to awaken them and win back the Church.
If we accept that the passage refers to Luther, we are done. As Father Kramer remarked, 500 years is too long. The somnolent masses of catholics will not wake up and the battle is lost. I believe, however, that the entire passage refers to the harm that came to the Church as a result of the blindness of our Popes and Bishops due to their refusal to obey a clear and simple request from our Lord Jesus Christ and His Immaculate Mother. This spiritual blindness spawned the Second Vatican Council, unleashing the plague of modernists, who have been devouring the heart and soul of the faith for these past fifty years, and will not end until an act of God stops them. We know, because Our Lady of Fatima has told us, that in the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph. We are at the end of the allotted 50 years of the locusts. Think on this …
These locusts have a king, and I believe you already suspect who he is. We will tackle him next time and then move on to the last verses of Chapter 9, where we may rediscover an old scourge as well as something totally new and unforeseen by previous commentators of the Apocalypse. Until then,
Please, pray the Rosary and confound satan.
Most Precious Blood of Jesus, save us, save our priests!
Immaculate Heart of Mary, hasten the triumph of thy reign!
St. Joseph protect us, save our families.
- The phrase, “something present on earth, which being touched by the smoke produced these monstrous locusts” refers to the modernist heretics which were already in place, in seminaries and universities and even within the Church but were not given power until the modernist revolution of the Council. Freemasonry as well (the two are inseparable) had been insidiously infiltrating the Church since at least the time of Cardinal Rampolla.
~ by evensong for love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary